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Modeled after C-SPAN, the Illinois Channel is an educational, nonprofit corporation formed to provide unedited, nonpartisan, televised coverage of Illinois state government proceedings and other public affairs events from around the state.


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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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State Capitol, April 12, 2021: At a press conference in the Capitol, Illinois House Republicans and Congressman Rodney Davis (R) briefed reporters on the upcoming redistricting of political districts and called on Gov Pritzker to back up his pledge to support districts that are fairly drawn and not based on partisan planning. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on...
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Apr 11, 2021 ICTV
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We hear from Todd Vandermyde, who's lobbied on behalf of gun owners and federally regulated firearms dealers for decades. He shares his knowledge of the issues on President Biden's proposals to increase so-called "Red Flag Laws" regulating gun kits and attachments to hand guns which the President says turns them into rifles. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow...
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Apr 8, 2021 ICTV
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President Biden and AG Merrick Garland announce their plan to try to stem the tide of gun violence. The highly controversial Red Flag laws are among the suggestions, as well as regulating the use of attachments to handguns that provide a shoulder stabilizer. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to...
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Apr 7, 2021 ICTV
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April 7, 2021 - We take a look at the policy positions of businessman turn gubernatorial candidate, Gary Rabine. Jeff Berkowitz, who conducted two one-on-one interviews with Mr Rabine shares his thoughts on Rabine as a candidate, the campaign for governor, and we hear several comments from Mr Rabine speaking on his approach to fixing the economy and dealing with lawlessness. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and...
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March 31, 2021 - President Joe Biden announced his America Jobs Plan, which would spend another $2.5 Trillion over eight years and spend billions on various areas of the economy from roads and bridges, upgrades to the national electric grid, expanding internet access and aid to housing for the elderly and handicapped. To pay for this massive spending -- on top of the recently passed $2 Trillion on the Covid relief bill -- the President wants to add a number of tax increases including a return...
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We hear from Julie Parker, a former Television Reporter in Washington, DC and former Public Information Officer for several law enforcement departments. She shares her knowledge of why government agencies -- police, fire, municipal governments, or state agencies, need to have a crisis communications plan in place long before disaster strikes. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r...
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Mar 31, 2021 ICTV
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We talk with Julie Parker, President of Julie Parker Communications on her training event for anyone working in a role in which they interact with the news media as a part of their job. Julie Parker spent years as a reporter in the Washington, DC area before working with several law enforcement agencies. Her years of experience are shared in her live training events, with one to be held in Orland, Illinois on April 15, 2021. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in...
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Illinois businessman, Gary Rabine, announces his run for governor of Illinois on a plank of rebuilding the business climate, lowering taxes -- cutting property taxes in half by 2024, cutting the level of corruption in government, rebuilding the state's infrastructure and creating thousands of new jobs. Rabine is a self-made millionaire, who started a paving company shortly after graduating from high school, and now owns 11 separate companies with clients across the United States. Also running...
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Mar 29, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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March 25, 2021 - The CEOs of Social Media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter were again before a congressional committee to take questions on how they plan to control so-called misinformation published on their platforms. In hours of quetioning, members of both parties were critical of the CEOs, though for differing reasons. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on...
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March 25, 2021 - President Biden held his first press conference, which ran just over an hour in length with reporters in the East Room of the White House scattered apart under Covid restrictions. In a series of questions from reporters who President Biden selected from a predetermined list of those he would call on, questions to the President centered mostly along his policies on illegal immigration on the Southern border. Foreign policy questions also focused on America's relationship with...
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Mar 24, 2021 ICTV
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The first hour of testimony by Federal REserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen before the US Senate Banking Committee on questions of the Covid Relief bill, questions of the growth rate of the US economy in 2021, inflationary fears and whether we should be concerned about the growing national debt. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter:...
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NOTE: Due to the near 3 hour long hearing, portions of the committee hearing were removed to make the program manageable March 23, 2021 - In the wake of two mass shootings recently, Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) the Chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Cmte, held a hearing with witness which included both gov advocates and those opposed to guns. In frank conversations, some testified how the ability to have a gun is what protected citizens in the past, and that while anti-gun advocates mention the...
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The House Oversight Cmte hears testimony on making the District of Columbia the 51st, which would effectively give the Democratic Party another two safe Senate seats and make it much less likely the Republicans could regain control of the Senate. The testimony in this hearing revolves more around the argument that DC citizens are denied their constitutional rights to representation in Congress, but this is not quite accurate. The District has a member of the House that CAN vote to pass bills...
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March 18, 2021: Governor Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike today announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, our new normal. In recognition of an increasing national vaccine supply and the state now averaging 100,000 vaccine administrations per day, Governor Pritzker also announced that all Illinois residents age 16+ will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine...
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Mar 17, 2021 ICTV
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The Covid pandemic did a number on the realestate markets around the country, impacting the availability of homes for sales. We touch base with long-time real estate broker, Jane Hay in the Springfield, Illinois market area to get an update on how unusual this market is, and what buyers and sellers should be doing now if they want to sell. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r...
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A portion of a committee hearing by the US Senate Armed Services Cmte, on the crisis at the Mexican border and also a discussion of the growing Chinese Military threat in the Pacific region. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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Mar 16, 2021 ICTV
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Washington, March 16, 2021 -- the US Senate Finance Cmte hears testimony on the need to keep tax incentives for manufacturers fighting to remain competitive against Chinese firms. The Senate hears how the need for tax incentives to keep R&D affordable is critical to maintain the American business edge in global commerce. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on...
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Mar 14, 2021 ICTV
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We speak with Mark Hanna, Executive Director of the Springfield Airport Authority to hear both the economic impact of regional airports and where we are in terms of reopening travel to pre-Covid operations. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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March 12, Illinois House Republican members discuss the funds Illinois will be getting from the $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief bill passed this week, and why they say a priority of the state should be to help the many small businesses decimated by the national shutdown. In response to the $7.5 billion in federal aid approved for the State of Illinois and $6 billion for local governments, State Representatives Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego), and C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville)...
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Part two of Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf discussing his policy positions and how he would vastly differ with the direction Gov Pritzker has laid out for the state of Illinois. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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Mar 11, 2021 ICTV
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President Biden speaks to the nation for the first time in a prime time address from the White House, and discusses the impact of the $1.9 trillion Relief bill and when the nation might be able to reopen fully. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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March 10, 2021 - US Sec of State Antony Blinken testifies before the US House Foreign Affairs committee on the human rights abuses of China and what lies ahead on relations with Iran, and the immigration crisis at the southern border. It was announced today that the Sec of State, Defense Secretary and others will meet next week with their Chinese counterparts in Fairbanks, Alaska. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active,...
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is joined by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, former Amb to Mexico and now the Coordinator for the Southwestern border, on the influx of illegal immigrants flowing across the southern border. The WH Tries to defend their policies which have lead to over 100,000 illegal border crossings since the first of the year, and why they say this is not a crisis. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically...
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As a Marine Lt. Colonel, he sat in an Iraqi courtroom and helped convict Saddam Hussein. As a Illinois State Senator he developed the inside view of the State Capitol. Now Paul Schimpf wants to become Illinois' next Governor. In this in-depth interview Jeff Berkowitz uncovers Schimpf's ideas on addressing the state's financial mess, his ideas on pensions, school choice and whether he thinks the Illinois economy can be turned around. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments!...
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February 24, 2021 - Only a month out of the White House and former President Donald Trump laid out a fighting agenda for the Republican Party in 2022 and hinted strongly he would seek to retake the White House in 2024. In a speech that lasted close to an hour and a half, Mr Trump spoke again of his conviction that the election was stolen, as he cited historical turnout, the election of ALL Republican House members seeking re-election, and condemned the altered election laws by state officials,...
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From CPAC 2021 - We hear a portion of a panel discussion with Black conservatives discussing why the Black community is suffering at the hand of liberal policies, that support the abortion of black babies, but deny black children school choice, while support keeping them in failing schools. It is a recipe we hear, for creating the next generation of criminals -- children without fathers, and without a meaningful education. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in...
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Feb 28, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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CPAC Feb 27, 2021 -- Gov Kristi Noem, who serve eight years in congress before becoming the first woman elected governor of South Dakota, tells the CPAC audience in Florida, that her state has managed to maintain an open economy, while still protecting citizens from the Covid pandemic. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website:...
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Feb 27, 2021 ICTV
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February 27, 2021 - A panel of Republican congressional members and former Georgia state representative Vernon Jones, who switched to the Republican Party, speak on gun rights issues. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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Feb 23, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Feb 22, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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February 22, 2021 - Jim Kaitschuk of IL Sheriff's Assn shares why law enforcement officers are against the new Criminal Justice bill signed into law by Gov Pritzker. The 700+ page bill, HB-3653, was passed the legislature in a lame duck session with little debate and voted on just minutes before the new legislature from the 2020 election was sworn into office. On Monday, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law. The 700+ page legislation makes sweeping changes to Illinois’...
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Here is Part Two of a two part series of interviews with State Senator Darren Bailey, examining his positions, as he looks to run for Governor. Parts 1 and 2 of the “Public Affairs,” shows were both taped on February 10, 2021 in the Chicago Loop offices of RESIDCO In Part 2 of Jeff Berkowitz questions Sen Bailey on his efforts to restrain Governor Pritzker (D) from shutting down the state’s economy and education, claiming that was not justified by Covid concerns. Bailey also asserts Gov...
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Feb 17, 2021 ICTV
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Gov Pritzker(D) proposes his FY 2022 budget that has $95.5 Billion total spending with $41.7 Billion in General Revenues and $41.6 in General Expenditures. The remaining $54 Billion are targeted funds, such as the Road Fund, LIHEAP and other designated funds which are separate from the general operating budget.
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February 17, 2021, Sheila Weinberg, CEO of Truth in Accounting tells us why the REQUIRED pension payments, are no where near the actual amount needed to stop the growth in unfunded pension liabilities. This, she says, is just one of the many examples of budgeting by the state that is totally misleading. The Governor on February 17 released the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget that calls for spending $42.6 Billion, including payments on pensions that, even when they are actually underfunded, is an...
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Feb 17 - Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski says Governor Pritzker is now projecting to spend more money on state pensions than on education and yet failed to mention the massive underfunding of pensions. Instead, says Dabrowski, he says in his budget address the state is paying the required amount when it's widely recognized the required pension payment is far below the amount needed to keep the pension systems solvent. In his comments to the Illinois Channel, Mr Dabrowski notes too the cost...
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Feb 16, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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February 15, 2021 - A doubling of the minimum wage was bad enough on an industry whose profit margin averages just 2%, but then came the Covid pandemic, and in Chicago last summer, riots and looting. Yet few appreciate just how much the state relies on Illinois retailers for its tax receipts to cover the cost of state programs. With a crippling shutdown hitting so many merchants, we go one-on-one with Rob Karr, President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, to get the details...
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February 14, 2021 - Jeff Berkowitz goes One-on-One with Sen Darren Bailey, likely Republican candidates for Governor of Illinois, on his background, and bold proposal to cut property taxes, change the IL Constitution to allow a reduction in pension benefits, and work to restore Illinois to financial stability. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter:...
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February 13, 2021 - We speak with former NFL Player and Executive Fitness Coach, Ron Israel, on what we can all do to lose the pounds we put on from a year of lockdown. Many report they've turned to eating more than they normally would and have been unable to conduct the exercises they would have. The result is often 20 pounds or more of extra wei Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the...
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February 12, 2021 -- While noting the Governor's work to help build an environment for bringing data centers to the state, House Republicans note Governor Pritzker's record is focused too much on taxing and spending. In their comments in this online press conference, they urge working with Republicans to pass incentives to make Illinois a better state for doing business, which will increase employment and bring in more tax revenues. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments!...
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Feb 9, 2021 ICTV
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Feb 9 - 2021: the WH Press Secretary discusses the vaccine distribution, and takes questions from reporters, including some on the impact of another impeachment trial on the Presidency. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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In Part 2 of our interview with Richard Porter, an almost inevitable Republican Primary Gov candidate, Porter articulates his vision for a “New kind of politics in IL," one where he says "The politician works for the people in the State, not vice-versa.” Porter lambasts the Democratic Party for its predatory government, such as red light camera laws, which he says were designed to take money from relatively low income citizens, not to improve street safety. Porter is highly...
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We speak with Business Consultant, James Carlini, about what he sees as the lasting changes that have created some winners, and some losers as the world emerges from the pandemic. What the impact will be on cities and states in terms of revenues, in terms of attracting and holding onto those firms that now call Illinois home, will be increasingly difficult in an world in which so much of business is no longer tied to a physical location. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business...
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Feb 3, 2021 ICTV
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Tony Leone talks about the attraction to collecting political buttons, during a national collectors show in Springfield.
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February 2, 2021 - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki briefs the press on pending issues related to the vaccine distribution, the Pandemic Relief bill, and other issues raised. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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Part II of Jeff Berkowitz's interview with Gary Rabine [RAY-bine], a self-made millionaire who created multiple businesses and is leaning heavily toward running for Illinois Governor in 2022. The likely Republican gubernatorial candidate says it’s time to “Make Illinois a Destination State again.” Rabine climbed the business ladder of success: Thirty-eight years ago, in the Northeast portion of Illinois, McHenry County, Gary began working his way up in the rough and tumble,...
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Statement by Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell of January 27, 2021 https://www.federalreserve.gov/mediacenter/files/FOMCpresconf20210127.pdf Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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January 27, 2021 - House Republican Leader, Rep Jim Durkin and fellow members are joined by Joe Moon, President of Troopers' Lodge 41, and call for a veto of the recently passed bill setting new restrictions on law enforcement officers. The massive bill was passed in the wee hours of the morning on the last day of the "lame-duck" session of the previous legislature, and passed moments before the new Illinois House was sworn-in earlier this month. Rep Durkin and others have noted the...
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Jan 25, 2021 ICTV
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Jan 25, 2021 - President Biden endorsed the buying of American made products for the Federal Government and wants to stop agencies from going to foreign made products. He noted the massive fleet of cars the Federal Government has and that he would like to see the fleet replaced over time by electric vehicles, made in the USA. He also take questions on a variety of other topics from reporters, including his approach to vaccinations for people across America and working relations with Congress....
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Richard Porter, a 50% likely Republican Primary Gov candidate, is interviewed by Jeff Berkowitz of Public Affairs, as Porter articulates his vision for a new day in IL. Porter, ironically, grew up only a mile away from where Hillary & Bill Clinton now live, in Chappaqua, New York. Ironic because Porter might be viewed as part of what Hillary Clinton labelled the “Vast right-wing conspiracy,” responsible for her husband’s 1998 impeachment. 15 years prior to that impeachment, Porter...
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Jan 22, 2021 ICTV
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Washington, DC January 22, 2021 -- We speak with Katie Livingstone a multimedia journalist on her impressions and photos of the week that was in the nation's Capital city, with masses of troops, supporters and opponents of the new Biden Presidency. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund...
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jANUARY 21, 2021 - The Biden Administration got to work on its first full day in office, which included this press conference by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. The briefing starts with an update on the efforts to vaccinate 100 million Americans by the end of February, and a threat of a new strain of the Covid virus, as Psaki is joined by Dr Anthony Fauci. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important...
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Jan 20, 2021 ICTV
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Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Washington, January 20, 2021 - Illinois Channel correspondent, Julia Benbrook reports from the streets and hears from supporters of President Biden, on what their experience means to them, and why -- despite security keeping the public away from the inaugural ceremonies -- they still made the effort to come to Washington for this historic day. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r...
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Jan 19, 2021 ICTV
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January 19, 2021 - On the eve of leaving office, President Trump shares his thoughts on all that was accomplished during his four years in office. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Jan 18, 2021 ICTV
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January 18, 2021 -- The Republican Party is going through major changes both at the national level and at the state level. President Trump put his stamp on the party -- will this remain? And at the state level, the Republican Party of Illinois has new leadership in the Senate, a new Chairman is coming, and now candidates for governor are beginning to emerge. So what is the future of the Illinois Republican Party and what issues can lead the Republicans back to gaining a competitive edge? We...
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Jan 18, 2021 ICTV
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Jan 15, 2021 ICTV
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We talk one on one with Gary Rabine, A self made success story, who is considering running for governor of Illinois on the Republican ticket Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage: https://illinoischannel.givingfuel.com/donatenow
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Jan 14, 2021 ICTV
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President-elect Joe Biden plan calls for spending $1.9 Trillion in Covid-19 relief called "The American Rescue Plan." American workers would also get new stimulus checks of $1,400, in addition to the recent $600 under President Trump. President-elect Joe Biden plan also calls for $416 Billion to fund a vaccination program reaching 50 million people. The plan further calls for reopening schools in the first 100 days of his administration. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business...
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January 13, 2021: As the Illinois 102nd gathering of the General Assembly took place, everyone knew it was an especially historic beginning of this new legislature. For the first time in a generation, Rep Michael Madigan was not going to serve as Speaker of the House. The Republican members of the House DID choose to re-elect Rep Jim Durkin to the post as House Republican Leader. In this segment, Leader Durkin shares his thoughts on what needs to change in the House and in Illinois politics,...
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Jan 13, 2021 ICTV
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January 13, 2021 - With just one week before the inauguration of Joe Biden, President Trump again condemned the violence that took place one week ago. the President said to those who did or would engage in violence, that it has no place in American politics or in the Trump movement. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website:...
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January 13, 2021- The longevity record of Michael J. Madigan as the longest serving House Speaker in the history of the United States came to a close today. For the first time since January 1997, twenty-four years ago, the Illinois House of Representatives selected a new member to serve as House Speaker.. Rep Emanuel Chris Welch, is not only the first House Speaker in a generation not to be named Madigan, he is the first African-American House Speaker in Illinois history. Speaker Welch is...
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Jan 11, 2021 ICTV
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January 11, 2021 The IL Democratic House Caucus has embarked on an historic vote that is likely to replace Speaker Madigan, after he has held that position for 35 of the last 37 years. Mike Madigan is generally conceded to be the most powerful politician in the State. Madigan is under siege because he is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Feds’ alleged ComEd-Madigan bribery scheme. In the first vote, last night, Madigan got 51 votes to Rep. Anne Williams’ 18 votes and 3 for Rep. Stephanie...
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January 11, 2021 -- Gov Pritzker and Dr Ngozi Ezike give an update on the current status of getting vaccines, the number of cases, and what threat the new strain of Covid may pose. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our Independent Coverage:...
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(Help the Channel, give us a Thumbs UP, and Leave a Message!) We go one-on-one with the new Illinois Senate Republican Leader, Sen Dan McConchie. In the wake of a crumbling state budget and weakened economy, McConchie has a plan to fix Illinois' economy. And he is not letting the Democratic Party House and Senate large supra-majorities intimidate him. McConchie, a 6th year State Senator from Hawthorn Woods, representing a District about 20 miles north of the Chicago Loop, outlines to show host...
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Following the certification the day before of the election of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump concedes his loss and also condemns the violence at the US Capitol that followed his rally the day before. Politics, Personalities, Policies and business developments! Stay in touch with one of the most politically active, and important states in the USA!\r \r Follow us on Twitter: @IllinoisChannel\r website: IllinoisChannel.org \r \r DONATE to help fund our...
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